James Balzer


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Posted Online: April 03, 2013, 7:01 pm
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James Patrick Balzer, 59, of Bettendorf, died on March 23, 2013, at his home.
Per his wishes, there will be no services, and he will be cremated.
He was born on July 29, 1953, in Davenport, to William and Doris Sundine Balzer.
Survivors include his mother, Doris Balzer; sisters, Jacquie Peters and Terry Schmacht; brothers, William D. Balzer and Robert A. Balzer; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at schrodermortuary.com.














 



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